21 DECEMBER 2015

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Article from BTNews 21 DECEMBER 2015

Premium Economy for American

American Airlines is joining the trend to three- and four-class cabins by introducing Premium Economy on its international wide-body fleet next year. 

Set directly behind Business Class, it will feature new wider leather seats in a 2+3+2 configuration with 38in pitch, more legroom, on-demand inflight entertainment, priority check-in and boarding, and enhanced food and drink service.

The first aircraft with Premium Economy seating will be American’s Boeing 787-9, which is expected to enter service in late 2016. It will offer Business Class, three rows of Premium Economy, Main Cabin Extra, which has up to 6in of extra legroom, and Main Cabin. 

Premium Economy will also be installed on the Airbus A350, which arrives in 2017, and all Boeing 777-300ERs, 777-200ERs, 787-8s and Airbus A330s over the next three years. 

All other retrofitted aircraft will continue to offer all-aisle access and lie-flat seats in Business Class, as well as Main Cabin Extra and Main Cabin seats.

The Boeing 767-300s will not be retrofitted with Premium Economy as they are scheduled for retirement.  www.aa.com

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